IOPS Write increase causes email delivery delays in an Exchange Server 2013 environment

Applies to: Exchange Server 2013 EnterpriseExchange Server 2013 Standard Edition

Symptoms


After you apply the cumulative update 8 in a Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 environment, you experience a large Input/Output Operations Per Second (IOPS) Write increase for FolderUpdateGroup on storage. This may cause delays in email delivery to the mailbox database. 

Cause


This is a known issue for FolderUpdateGroup.

Workaround


To work around this issue, disable indexing for the mailbox database by running the Set-MailboxDatabase "Mailbox Database" -IndexEnabled $false cmdlet.

Resolution


Status


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.